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Title: Δ17O of Martian sulfate : assessment as a tool to recognize the impact of biological sulfur cycling on Mars.
Authors: Brunner, Benjamin
Coleman, Max L.
Keywords: mass independent isotope
Issue Date: 14-Mar-2005
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.
Citation: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, League City, Texas, March 14-18, 2005.
Abstract: The Mars Rover-missions demonstrate that there are accessible Martian sulfate deposits (evaporites). These sedimentary rocks could indicate influence of past or present biotic processes even in the absence of traces of extraterrestrial life. We evaluate the potential of the analysis of mass independent isotope fractionation of oxygen in sulfate as a biosignature.
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